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LAFCU primes the pump for school band

LAFCU, Lansing, Mich., donated $1,000 to the Perry High School band, priming the pump on the school’s five-year, $80,000 fundraising drive to purchase new band uniforms.
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CU ambassador in the Keystone State

At the 41st Annual Youth Ambassador Contest of Pennsylvania, Angel Rivera, representing the Erie Chapter, was named the 2017 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania.
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Jeanne d'Arc partners with the Pats

In Lowell, Mass, hundreds of area youth joined players from the New England Patriots Alumni at the UMass Lowell Cushing Athletic Complex to participate in “Football For YOU.” Sponsored for the fourth year by Jeanne D’Arc CU, “Football For YOU” is a one-day, free football clinic, open to boys and girls ages 9-14, of all skill levels.
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Maine CU League marks largest meeting in decades

The Maine CU League's 79th Annual Meeting and Convention in Portland attracted nearly 875 attendees, the largest crowd in decades. Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine 2D), who serves on the House Insurance and Financial Services Committee, addressed the Convention.
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Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU, Aberdeen, Md., announced the winners of its annual STARSS college scholarship competition, awarding $20,000 to 20 local teens.
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CU at the tea party

Employees of Dallas-based Advancial FCU put on a tea party at Vogel Alcove, which offers therapeutic education programs specifically designed to support children ages six weeks to 12 years who are experiencing the trauma of homelessness. Separately, Advancial awarded $1,000 scholarships to five Dinero Teens members. Dinero Teens is a financial services program designed for Advancial members ages 13 to 18.
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Scholarship recipients named

First Capital FCU, York, Pa., awarded the 2017 Dennis Flickinger Honorable Scholarship to three winners. All three visited First Capital to receive their checks for $1,000 to be used toward their first year of schooling.
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SECU combats senior exploitation

State Employees’ CU, Raleigh, N.C., continued its ongoing efforts to combat senior financial exploitation by supporting an annual North Carolina initiative known as Vulnerable Adult and Elder Abuse Awareness Month.
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Elements celebrates achievements

Elements Financial FCU, Indianapolis, received a Financial Capability Innovation Award from EverFi for the CU’s efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans through digital learning initiatives. Separately, Elements made the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list, won Q2’s Inaugural Client of the Year Award, received two Bronze Telly Awards, and it was LPL Financial’s 2017 Program of the Year.
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Little League Takeover

America First CU, Riverdale, Utah, sponsored the Las Vegas 51s Little League Takeover. Players from the Las Vegas minor league team traveled to Arroyo Grande Sports Complex in Henderson to surprise Green Valley Little League teams.
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Entertainment across Europe

Actors, actresses, crew, friends, family and special guests all came together for a gala event celebrating the best in U.S. Army Entertainment Theaters across Europe. This year's Toppers Awards, sponsored by Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., were held at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden for the first time in the event's 22-year history.